Am I Pregnant Or Did I Really Experience A Loss

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shimmer - September 21

In August had pelvic ultrasound performed, a transabdominal (done NPOx12 hr, not per protocol) and a transva___al. Test ordered as result of severe back/abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and lightheadedness. Two urine test: 1st test normal. 2nd test ordered at f/u visit as standard procedure stated: “Results suggest gross contamination/inappropriate handling. Repeat 10000 CFU per ml Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B). CDC recommends pregnant women w/group B Streptococcus bacteriuria receive intrapartum chemoprophylaxis.” Bloodwork showed low red cell count. Doctor didn’t feel need to repeat tests, states both test are normal. Previous ultrasounds (from a few years ago) showed a fibroid in the uterus and a retroverted uterus. U/S last month showed a retroverted uterus, but no fibroids. The measurements of my uterus has increased from previous U/S (5.0 x 6.7 x 7.5 cm with a fibroid in the uterus) and now my uterus measures 11.7 x 5 x 6.8 cm without a fibroid. U/S also mentioned that there was fluid in right adnexa and cul-de-sac. At follow-up appt a pelvic exam was done and it was noted that my uterus is enlarged and irregularly shaped. I was informed informed that heavy bleeding experienced could be miscarriage or ectopic if were pregnant, but as stated to me, we will never know. I was also told that right now they can only speculate, but there is no answer to exactly what is wrong with me. I was informed to follow-up with another physician due to his expertise… so I do have an appointment scheduled. Papsmear results normal. Still cramping, but not as severe. Nauseated daily, (sometimes from the smell/thought of food) with some vomiting. Lightheadedness can get bad at times, for example, last month became so ill one day, I was with a friend who stated I said something, but then I was “gone”. My friend thought I was just sleepy and just fell back to go to sleep, but the only thing I remember is that I felt like if I stood up I’d pass out. I have been feeling movement in the middle lower abdomen and sometimes it makes me so nauseated. My stomach is swollen/bloated with a full round look and it is BIG now. I do feel if the transabdominal ultrasound had been done according to protocol, I would know something. I have read sites on the internet that states that that with transva___al ultrasounds, it is difficult to see if there is something in a retroverted uterus, but that transabdominal would be the better ultrasound for retroverted uterus. I don’t know what to think right now. If the fibroid tumor is gone and no embryo seen on ultrasound, then I don’t know what is causing this. The doctor isn’t denying that there is something that doesn’t quite “add up” with my uterus (after comparing the ultrasound with previous ultrasound and performing the pelvic exam), so I know this isn’t all in my head, but it is very frustrating not knowing. Can someone help? Does anyone have answers?

 

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